When a case is heard at the trial court level, a verdict isn’t always the end of the line. The losing party may appeal his or her case to higher courts known as appellate courts. An attorney who specializes in appellate law advocates for clients before state and federal appellate courts, including state Supreme Courts and the United States Supreme Court. Appellate attorneys seek to correct errors of trial court judges by persuading appellate courts to overturn lower court decisions or to expand or change the interpretation of statutory law. This can be challenging given that the cases have already been unsuccessful in the lower courts.
The unique nature of appellate law requires specific expertise. A skilled appellate law attorney must have broad and practical knowledge of numerous substantive areas of law in order to identify issues that may allow for appeal. Skilled appellate attorneys conduct in-depth research and analysis of new information regarding their cases, and may spend weeks or months writing a persuasive brief or convincing oral argument.
Mark Mulick Esq., has extensive experience arguing successfully in front of appellate court judges and can advise clients whether there is a likelihood of overturning a lower court decision. Here are just a few of the appellate cases he’s handled.
MALDONADO V LEEDS
374 N.J. SUPER. 523 (APP.DIV. 2005)
JONES V MOTT
2015 WL 4602485
D.M. V WALGREENS
2008 WL 2917121
PAGE V PAYLESS SHOE
2012 WL 28786
FARRELL V TOYS R US
2012 WL 4069515
ALLEN V ADECCO
We advocate on behalf of our clients in order to amend mistakes or identify areas where laws need interpretation.